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Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Waimea Bay

  • 61-31 Kamehameha Hwy. Map It
  • Haleiwa
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 03/04/2015

Fodor's Review

Made popular in that old Beach Boys song "Surfin' U.S.A.," Waimea Bay is a slice of big-wave heaven, home to king-size 25- to 30-foot winter waves. Summer is the time to swim and snorkel in the calm waters. The shore break is great for novice bodysurfers. Due to its popularity, the postage-stamp parking lot is quickly filled, but it's also possible to park along the side of the road and walk in. Amenities: lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: snorkeling (in summer); surfing (in winter); swimming (in summer).

Sight Information

Address:

61-31 Kamehameha Hwy., across from Waimea Valley, 3 miles north of Haleiwa, Haleiwa, Hawaii, 96712, United States

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Updated 03/04/2015

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